The courtroom in Sumner, Miss., where, in 1955, an all-white jury acquitted two white men in the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year old black boy. Langdon Clay hide caption

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6 Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

The murder of the 14-year-old black boy and subsequent trial before an all-white jury was an early landmark in the civil rights movement.

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